farmer-general

farmer-general

n, pl farmers-general
(Historical Terms) (in France before 1789) a member of a group allowed to farm certain taxes
ˈfarmer-ˈgeneralˌship n
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Sharon agreed because he liked the image of farmer-general, a la Cincinnatus, the fifth-century B.
Womack is the author of the definitive biography of Emiliano Zapata, the incorruptible farmer-general who remains emblematic of the campesinos' struggle for land.